The Impact of Telemedicine: Infographic

Friday, June 5th, 2015
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

Telemedicine can result in fewer physician office and emergency room visits and provide a more convenient way for healthcare consumers to access the healthcare system, according to an EMI Health infographic.

The infographic examines the number of expected telehealth patients by 2018 and what’s driving this trend.

2015 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth & TelemedicineThe world of digitally enabled care is exploding: the number of patients using telehealth services will rise to 7 million in 2018, according to IHS Technology; healthcare apps and ‘wearables’ are trending in technology circles and healthcare providers’ offices; and CMS’s new ‘Next Generation ACO’ model is expected to favor expanded telehealth coverage.

2015 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth & Telemedicine delivers actionable new telehealth metrics on technologies, program components, successes and ROI from 115 healthcare organizations. This 60-page report, now in its fourth year, documents benchmarks on current and planned telehealth and telemedicine initiatives, with historical perspective from 2009 to present.

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